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Precious Promises

1st August 2016, hej

 

20) The Promise to Mary

Mary is personally given a promise, before the birth of Jesus.

behold, you shall conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. (Luke 1:31-33)

Mary is promised her son would have the throne of his father David and reign over the house of Jacob, forever. From this she understands that she personally is saved, for she says God is her saviour to Elizabeth, and adds this salvation is, “As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever” (Luke 1:55). Jesus understood this was his heritage, as when Jesus comes to Jerusalem they cry, and Jesus does not forbid them,

Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. Mark 11:10

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